Tuesday, November 03, 2009

It occues to me

You know how there are certain things that, when you hear them, are just so unsettling you can barely stand it. If there is one thing I simply don't understand it is the proliferation of 'murder/suicides' in our society these days. You hear about one of these occurrences on a regular basis. You can hardly pick up a newspaper or turn on the evening news without the latest report of a parent killing his family before taking his/her own life.
It occurs to me that these perpetrators have it all backwards. If only they would do the honorable thing and kill themselves first, it would save countless innocent lives. Why do they feel it necessary to deny their progeny (or other loved one) their God-given right to life. Are they so selfish or deranged as to believe that their children/spouse/significant other cannot survive without them? Why do others have to perish simply because they can no longer handle the pressures of life?

There are a lot of things in this life that I don't understand. This one is right at the top of my list.

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1 comment:

campus cat said...

from irene brodsky.
I think people who kill their families instead of just killing themselves are completely under some drug or alcohol influence or
have a long history of mental illness. It does not help to see the newspapers give these people titles like "serial killer" or "the shooter".